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Sociology is the study of human social behavior and sociologists examine interactions within and between groups and resulting social institutions. The undergraduate program in sociology provides a general analysis and broad understanding of human societies and culture for persons in all fields. Selecting courses around a topic or theme of interest adds meaning to one’s education and strengthens the base of understanding from which one can pursue a career or further education. Two options are currently available for those interested — Crime and Justice, and Environmental and Natural Resource Sociology — although students can shape a custom theme such as international development or social policy.
A minimum of 48 credits of sociology coursework, to include the following:
Additional recommendations and restrictions:
The clusters of courses listed below illustrate ways in which students may organize their elective coursework in sociology. Students may also design their own cluster in consultation with a faculty advisor. Interest clusters are for guidance purposes only and are not required.
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